Introducing another innovative project for which we developed the electronics: the smart valve. A smart water meter developed in cooperation with Hydroko.
The device has the following features:
- ultra-long lifetime of 16 years on a single battery
- communicates bidirectionally over the Sigfox network
- daily meter reading available to the water company and the end user to get better insight in the water consumption
- the valve can be closed from remote in case a burst pipe or leak is detected to avoid water damage
We have developed the electronics for this device that combines all our core competencies: it is ultra-low power, and communicates over an innovative long-range wireless network solution provided by Sigfox.
Working closely together with Sigfox, we were the first company develop a commercial application that communicates bidirectionally over the Sigfox network.
Interesting read: an overview article of the smart water valve we co-developed with Hydroko on the imec website.